Catalyzing Corporate Change 2020

The filing of shareholder proposals for inclusion on annual corporate proxy statements is an important tool investors can employ to catalyze change on environmental, social and governance (ESG) concerns. 

Shareholder proposals help raise awareness among the board, management, other shareholders, and key stakeholders of publicly-held companies of the need for further information or adjustments to corporate policies and practices in order to address ESG risks that may impact shareholder value. 

As documented in our Proxy Resolutions and Voting Guide, during the 2020 proxy season ICCR members filed 281 resolutions at 195 publicly-traded companies on a range of issues. What follows is a brief recap of the season and the outcomes of these proposals.